Depression: A leading cause of disability in South America

A study published this week in the respected academic journal PLOS Medicine shows the extent to which death and disability is attributable to clinical depression. The authors analysed the overall burden of depression as well as breaking it down by region.

Chilenismos

Like most Latin American countries where Spanish is spoken (all apart from Brasil), the variety of Spanish in Chile is different to that found in Spain. Chileans have a way with words and some would say a different way of expressing their thoughts. A sl…

Carrie the Chilean dancing dog

Is this dog abuse!? Hopefully not, she looks very happy. We worry about those hips though... Inany event, looks like 'Carrie' is going to be  a star!

My Virtual Journey Through Chile: Into the Atacama

By Isabella My travelling companion Claudio and I have decided to go in search of the Gigante de Tarapacá or the Atacama Giant, which can be found in the desert, close to Huara. We had become friends earlier on in my journey, when we had met at Arica a…

Chile play Bolivia in the Brasil 2014 qualifiers

Chile take on Bolivia tonight in their bid to classify for Brasil 2014! Kick off is at 21.10 local time 02:10 GMT. Source: emol.com

More wins for Chilean film

Regular readers will know that Chile mande several submissions to the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI). The results are in and the Chilean film Sibilia by Teresa Arrendondo has been awarded the Human Rights Award: "…

The richest people in Chile

Carlos Slim the Mexican telecommunications king tops the Forbes 2012 rich list beating Bill Gates among others with an estimated fortune $69B USD. The list also identifies 5 billionaires from Chile in industries ranging from mining, paper, retail, inves…

The two 9/11s: Chile and the United States

The coup of 1973 and the attacks of 2001 were very different in character. But the contrast in the responses of Chile and America to their respective national traumas is instructive, says Patricio Navia. By Patricio Navia For two countries, Chile and…

Was Neruda murdered by Pinochet or the CIA?

On Saturday a Chilean judge ordered police to begin the hunt for the shadowy 'Doctor Price', believed by prosecution lawyer Eduardo Contreras to be the man responsible for the murder of Chilean Poet Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Four decades after the d…

Chilean miners: who paid for their rescue?

Did San Esteban mining company (the Chilean mine where the miners were trapped) contribute towards rescue of the Chilean miners? So... it has been nearly half a year since the Chilean miners where trapped and rescued by a very well coordinated effort…